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. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
on that situation. the other big story severe storms sweeping across the region. here is some video from the gaithersburg. we have crews in maryland and virginia to cover the story. >> blistering temperatures may lead to record heat tomorrow. >> it has been and evening and a night of some wild weather. let me take you back and show you that ferocious line. that is the one that came through chicago. there is another one forming out to our west. let's keep an eye on that. look at a lightning in just the last hour. everything is moving over to the eastern shore. that line is falling apart. meanwhile, there is the other batch that will be staying to our south. we could be looking at some more afternoon thunderstorms. here are the damage reports all away from western maryland and into the nearby suburbs. a number of reports of trees down. some very localized heavy rain. i will show you more of that when i join you. tomorrow is going to be a really hot one. >>> fire officials in montgomery county confirm a lightning strike caused this house fire. this was around the time -- at last check there
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's where the hurricane center
great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less and looking at guideline, increase increased fruits and vegetable, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chain, 3,000 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of them met the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines or be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child that is really obese, that that child should be taken from their parents and put into foster care. what do you think about
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
. >>> a transgendered person ered in d.c., but was it a hate crime? >> big change is coming to the controversy all body scanners. >> the difference is strikingly different. >> 7 on your side with why women are more likely to suffer from man.ines than >> if you want a glimpse of " 're going to experience the at theuple days, look country. the >>> new developments in the scandal.king the british prime minister, avid cameron, found himself in the hot seat. the prime minister defended his actions. a former news of the world editor was recently arrested, but claims that he knew nothing hacking.one >> i have an old-fashioned view of innocence until proven guilty. have beenturns out i lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. in that event, i will not fall short. >> that editor resigned in january. today, news reports said "news the world" deliberately tried thwart the phone hacking investigation. >>> the tsa is installing new software that will eliminate passenger-specific images. the newsstand is designed to nce privacy but maintain security -- the new scan is enhance privacy but maintain secu
. the president still wants a big plan that would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans proposed. but here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare, and social security, democrats don't. and then republicans refuse the prprident's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: and of course these talks face the deadline.. august 2nd. when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all of its bills. >> no responsible leader would say the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills, meet its obligations. that would be catastrophicor the economy. >> reporter: once again, just the fact that nobody talked about what happened in this hour and a half meeting does not bode well that they made a lot of progress. >>> a plane crash has taken the lives of a florida couple and th
's not going to be the big oblem. when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they c c move forward. >> robin, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and asylummut when it becomes about the crime itself it's a problem but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this out in the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command with the office is a problem. something stinks in the case. doesn't change the fact this guy has three prior victims and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a prosecutor, if you felt the way you do, as you just laid it out, and you get a victim like this whose credibility is r
than customers of other big city utilities. bill lights stayed out more than twice as long. >> veto pepco. >> they released this statement. some people were actually sympathetic. >> petraeus are tremendous. it is really a tough -- and the trees are tremendous. it is really a tough job. >> obviously, they are acknowledging there is a problem. >> there is no competition out there. if they are unhappy you can not jump ship. the ratings dropped 16 points from last year. >>> a plea from the family of a murder victim in montgomery county. relatives of julian kelly issued a another plate for the helping to find the suspects. the other suspects are in custody, but jones has eluded police. >> it is no longer the about uplifting me and my family. it is about of lifting a community. it puts fear into the community. >> police are taking several steps to try to catch johns. they have raised the reward money to $5,000. >>> we have a traffic alert for anyone who drives along canal route. the first phase of work has begun and it could cause some problems for drivers. >> we are on canal road, i just
dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
to do something big and meaningful. he says we should ask the wealthiest individuals and biggest corporations to pay their fair share. he says that is not just the democratic position. he says it's one that has been taken by everyone from warren buffett to bill o'reilly. >>> thousands of federal employees could find themselves off the job tonight. congress has until midnight to reauthorize the federal aviation administration. if it does not, 4000 workers could be furloughed. airlines would not have to collect ticket taxes costing the government hundreds of millions of dollars. air-traffic controllers would not be affected by a shutdown. >>> 81 degrees on this friday, 6:07. >> a message to congress. the star of a hit super bowl ad is coming to capitol hill. >> major developments in the fight for same sex equality. >> you are probably feeling assorting start to the we >>> i am with the rosslyn bid. we are at gateway park where you can catch a great view of the washington monument. and on friday nights, you can catch movies featuring actors from saturday night live. >>> steamy frida
the debt ceiling and republicans are saying that there's not just enough time to work out a big deal. there's a heightened sense of urgency in washington to come up with a deal to raise the nation's credit limit. lawmakers are at a standoff over how to tackle the deficit and prevent the nation from defaulting on it debt. the major sticking point- taxes. president obama would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. to do that the president and the democrats are call for some tax increases. by closing tax loopholes for some businesses. a nonstarter for republicans. >> we're not going to raise taxes in the middle of this horrible economic situation. >> reporter: president obama told lawmakers last night he's prepared to put social security on the table but some democratic lawmakers say no way. >> house democrats aren't supporting any cuts or benefits for social security or medicare. >> reporter: warning of dire consequences of what would happen if it reaches the debt ceiling. president obama will hold a press conference later this morning and will once again meet with congressional leaders. officials
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
i spoke to investigators they said a big mountainous terrain in that part of new hampshire along the canadian border. there are just so o ny places where someone could hide or they say could be hidden. bianna? >> as you can see, the entire town was shocked. thank you. >>> well, now to a strange scene that played out in a texas courtroom during the trial of warren jeffs. the polygamous sect lead said little until he jumped up and objected for nearly an hour and dan klepoeffler is here with th story. >> reporter: despite the magnitude of the charges warren jeffs is going it alone without lawyers and right from the start of this trial, he has shown a combative almost condescending approach to defend his name and his s actions. the silent sectarian who's been near mute in court broke his silence with two words "i object" as the fbi was about to name people in his compound, jeffs suddenly stood and began to deliver his objections for almost an hour seemingly thinking that he was on a pulpit, not a courtroom. jets said there is sacred trust given to religious leadership not to be touch
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to keep me alive, i like to apply my o
breath away. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser and test some folks out. >> i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. sure enough we found dave solal delivering water. >> can i take your pulse? >> water he could have used in this heat. >> pulse 160. that's bad. >
a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private jet and head home. >> slithering
park. expect a big slowdowns if especially on route 29 and 234. >>> a police involved shooting has sent a mental hospital in northwest. they found him with a shotgun on 13th street at 10:00 last night. the man ran dropping a weapon, but then he pulled out a handgun and went toward the officers. officers opened fire. the shooting is on an -- the shooting is under investigation. >>> president obama is taking the debt debate to college park. he will hold a town hall meeting at the university of maryland today. this comes as lawmakers continue fighting for compromise. the clock is ticking down. mike conneen joins us in the newsroom. good morning. >> the senate seems to be moving on from the republican- controlled house plan calling for a balanced budget amendment/ president obama and john boehner continue searching for their grand bargain with as much as four trillion in deficit- reduction. at 11:00 president will take his case to the public as the clock ticks down to the august 2 deadline. obama will speak at the ritzy coliseum, a venue that can hold 1200 people. a limited number of the ge
and then there is the big story out of washington this morning. after another dramatic breakdown in the debt ceiling talks, the president is now demanding that congressional leaders come to the white house this morning as we answer the home stretch of a political showdown during which the entire economy which affects all of us is essentially being held hostage. >> remember that august 2nd deadline around the corner. a lot of finger pointer between the president and speaker. >>> we begin oversdaes where we're just beginning to understand the scope of the shocking twin attacks in norway. at least 84 people were killed at that youth camp on an island where a gunman dressed as a police officer went on a horrific rampage and opened fire at everyone in sight and for many the only escape was the water. take a look at this video. so startling teenagers swimming for their lives. >> just a couple of hours before this at least two blasts tore through buildings in the capital city of oslo. such an unlikely target for terror. norway is a tiny, tiny country, the place where they hand outut the nobel peace prize. this m
. >>> halfway there. nfl owners proudly approve a new ten-year deal but what about the players? big developments overnight. >>> and partying like it's 1849. mines re-open in california's gold country as s ld prices soar. >>> good morning to you. baked and broiled just about everywhere. today mother nature turns up the heat on the east coast. >> new york is bracing for scattered power outages. philadelphia has even closed summer school. >> the northeast is the latest to endure peak temperatures from the heat wave forcing man and beast to copeeowever they can. here's karen travers. >> reporter: from the midwest to the east coast people are debt separate for relief from the scorching temperatures. city officials have even set up mobile water fountains to help people cool f. thisiseat wave is massive smothering 1 million square miles across the nation. already nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the blistering heat. some hospitals are seeing four times the number of heat-related cases. >> they're coming in feeling weak, tired, nauseating, some vomiting, some with heatstroke are coming in wit
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owned by disney. >>> also why the royal visits and weddings are fun to watch they're not without a big price tag. the royal family cost taxpayers $52 million last year, 5% less than the year before. the government shaved costs by deferring maintenance on the royal palaces. shaved a lot of maintenance apparently. >> yeah. when we come back, the jurury i the casey anthony murder trial will have theirir first full da of deliberations tuesday. >>> and also the mexican prisoner who tried to make a not so great escape. ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. i'm more active, i eat right, i'm making changes to support my metabolism. and i switched to one a day women's active metabolism, a complete women's multivitamin, plus more -- for metabolism support. and that's a change i feel go
rising star sent to the hospital. how governor chris christie is coping. >>> tigegewoods makes a big announcement about his future. >>> what if there is a debt default? today the treasury department outlines what will happen at its meeting in new york with 20 of the largest banks which often buy government bonds. bloomberg reports if there is a default, treasury will give priority to making interest payments to bond holders. the u.s. debt crisis is again weighing on asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei average lost 68 points today. hong kong's hang seng is down 81. in london the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow fell 62 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 1.5 points. >>> while ford can't make enough of its focus to make demand, ford is flying in parts from europe but it's not enough. the focus was the company's top-selling passenger vehicle last month and there are waiting listfor the car. >>> traffic at starbucks is back up to prerecession levels as its customers who tend to be a little more affluent visit more often. the company reported a big jump in profits ye
-thirds of the country again by the end of next week through next weekend. so enjoy the break while it lasts because big-time heat is just days awaw. >> heat bubble. makes it sound much more benign than it actually is. thank you, amber. we'll get back to you more in a little bit. >>> america, by the way is now just over a week away from defaulting on its debt. there's the clock. this morning, there is immense pressure on both parties in washington to cut some sort of deal before the stock market re-opens on monday. there are real fears that there could be a huge sell-off if politicians fail to make some progress today, so let's go straight to abc's david kerley who's been tracking the horse trading throughout the night. david, is there a chance that we will see something today? >> reporter: we will see something today, i am told, by members of the house of representatives that john boehner is going to come up with a framework, some kind of plan to raise the country's debt ceiling, and the pressure is really on boehner right now. he had a meeting last night with other congressional leaders up on the hill
another big but a little listen sayingal story that is making headlines. the intense political debate over the federal debt. it's set to resume on capitol hill today. you'll see what's holding up a solution to this crisis. >> you have to think this is going to get done. that there is a hard and fast deadline here, that even though bothides are sort of playing their battles and holding their positions,s,hat eventually this is going to get resolved. >> it would be great because it is such a big sue, if we can put the partisan issues decided and get this accomplished. >> global ramifications here. >>> later this half hour, families who are a little teched out and may be spend don't go much time plugged into web and other technologies. sound a little familiar to you at home? put down your devices. we'll meet one young woman who admits spending 18 hours a day online. >> that's not good for you. >> there's got to be a balance here. perhaps you might think of a digital diet, say. >> i knew the plug was coming. shameless book plug right there. >>> we will talk a aut a little bit later, but first,
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
league. >> i am loving this women's soccer. >> we will >>> we have another big contest under way on our facebook page. >> go to wjla.com/facebook. you can register all week. we have one final check of our breaking news tonight. 270 remains closed because of a gas leak. >> the eastbound lane of clarksburg road is also closed. officials told us that 270 may be close down until midnight or later. check with wjla.com for updates. >>> a cluster of thunderstorms. i wanted to show you our radar. there are some thunderstorms that are firing up around winchester. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
, and couples are now being chosen for the date by lottery. >> what an influx it will be. >> certainly a big day. >>> all right. an update to what appeared to be a city's tough stance on distracted pedestrians. >> it had been reported that philadelphia was cracking down on texting while walking with hefty fines in place if you crossed that boundary. the city's depp city mayor says not true. pedestrians will be reminded to be aware of their surroundings w will certainly not be fined. >> it would have been hard to enforce a bit. >> i agree. >>> coming up next after the break, stocks are surging this morning. we'll check k the new numbers. >>> the hunt for casey anthony. where is she beginning her new life? this morning a clue. >>> and extreme eating at your favorite chain restaurant, the meals look tasty but the food police tell us just how bad they are. we'll be right back. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning after the dow's best day so far this year. investors are also optimistic about the debt crises in both europe and the u u. tokyo's nikkei average added 116 points today. hong kong'
for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch from wednesday he came? >> reporter: the prime minister doesn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet is afternoon to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> and questions tonight about where the controversy will go when he lands back here at home. >>> and still ahead here on "world news" this wednesday night, broken promises this evening. an entire town gathered and told that those propgsed pensions, we can't afford. so, now what? >>> and this comes as we look here for new solutions. this evening, the one thing you should ask your boss about tomorrow morning to keep your retirement dream alive. >>> and then later here on "world news," what would you do? or betteret what would you wife do after that n
texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hitting streak. >>> the yankees and rays. yanks down by two. alex cobb, robinson,
to a pretty good start. back to you. >> thank you. >>> getting casey anthony's story may not bring in the big bucks. crossandra debt talks continue. linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. stock-index futures indicating a lower open. gold prices look that closely trading under $1,600 per ounce. some americans see that as a safe haven while lawmakers try to figure out ways to raise the debt limit. analysts forecast that gold prices will surge as high as $5,000 per ounce by 2020. >>> it is made headlines nearly every day, the casey anthony murder trial. free from jail now media outlets may be willing to pay big bucks for her story. 17% of people would welcome her account of the events leading to the not guilty verdict after she faced charges of killing her daughter. as for tv, 82% of those surveyed would not watch any tv program in which casey anthony was set to appear. participants in the survey say they would look unfavorably on a tv networks that would be involved in such a deal with casey anthony. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to
with your debts. august 2nd is the big date that's looming. perhaps a temporary fix is not going to do the job to delay the payment. >> the president a amant he is not going to extend that august 2nd date. we'll have to see who gives here because there's got to be a compromise. >>> world leaders are condemning a deadly terror attack in mumbai that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens more. three coordinated bombs tore through the city's busy financial district during the evening rush. so far there's been no claim of responsibility. indian officials blame the attack on terrorists with links to pakistan. >>> the british phone-hacking scandal has spread to the u.s. capitol hill lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdock's papers tried to get phone numbers of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdock to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of fortune, rupert murdock has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own skyb. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
round up enough votes to p ps it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of us will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everybody. >> absololely. >> keep an eye. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man has turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains how he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on t t chicago board of trade t
. the republicans are insisting that the debt ceiling can be raised as much as spending is big cut. the speaker is focusing on a short-term deal. cut it by a trillion dollars. president obama has said that is a nonstarter. >> to go through this whole exercise all over again? that we're not going to do. rounds on sunday to make their case to an increasingly anxious public. >> i know that the president is worried about the next election. t shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outline of the plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern sunday to send a positive message to the foreign markets. that deadline passed and this morning the asian markets are down and the u.s. futures aren't looking good, either. both sides are main resolute. >> there's no choice, there's no alternative. >> both sides will be back at work on duelili plans this morning. >> if our credit ratininis lower, ordinary americans will take a hard hit in the f fm of higher interest rates, car loans. >>> in norway the man in arrested in friday's maz murder is being arraigned in the killing of at least 93 people, mos
whole life. see something big out on the water like this. >> jacob isn't quite as brave or crazy as he oks. the shark was actually a basking shark which only eats small fish and tiny organism. >> even still, i'm not quite sure all these stories of people getting bitten by sharks and you're riding on one like a pony. >> i won't be doing that any time soon. >> wave man. >> we'll be ririt back. [ girl ] bye mom! bye sweetie! you'll do great. [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always; keep her full and focused with my fiber. [ all ] 3...2...1... happy school year! [ female announcer ] this school year, make a resolution to give your kid kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® cereal. an excellent source of fiber from 100% whole grain. that helps keepephem full so they can focus on the day ahead. keeps 'em full... keeps 'em focused. keeps 'em full... purina cat chow helps you well-being. we're all striving for it. nurture it in your cat with a full family of excellent nutrition and helpful resources.
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